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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:37 am 
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If a car is involved in a head on collision would you expect damage to the front end?
The car in the picture in this story was involved in a head on crash yesterday. Unfortunately the driver passed away. It appears from reading the story that this accident was not her fault. I always thought that if there was a head on crash, both cars had to hit 'head on'. Has the definition changed, or have I always misunderstoon?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:45 am 
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If they had said head on crash I would agree with you but this is what I read, "re-entered the southbound lane and struck the Jaguar Head-on. "

Can't I run into a tree "head on"?


On a larger note, I frequently hear and read media that makes me wonder if the writer or talking head graduated from 8'th grade.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:54 am 
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PM, I always thought head-on collision was as you described it too.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:02 pm 
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I agree the description is a little misleading but think the author was trying to express that the damaged car encountered an object in front of it (at its head) at the time of impact -- a generic way of saying the damaged car was "headed" forward and the momentum of the other vehicle was in opposition.

As a generic definition, I would not think a "head-on collision" inherently describes fault on both drivers' parts (and agree that an object or even a person can be hit head-on) but in a two-car incident I would expect the majority of damage at both front ends as opposed to a front and side, I suppose (now that I think about it).

What an awful wreck. If Jaguar brakes and steering can't avoid such an occurrence, I figure nothing can. Karma.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:57 pm 
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BuyersAgent wrote:
If Jaguar brakes and steering can't avoid such an occurrence, I figure nothing can. Karma.

Karma?!?!?! Seriously!?!?!? Could you please explain why "karma"? What do you know about the woman that she deserved to die?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:21 pm 
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I think most would agree a head on collision looks like this:

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:sarcasm: It makes me wonder if the press sticks to the dramatic phrases because blood and death sells. :sarcasm:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:17 pm 
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Mary, my comment was a reference to the apparently unavoidable nature of the accident from the victim's perspective, and simply shorthand for, "There are some things we'll never understand," that's all. Maybe "Fate" is a better word, for the piano falling on the innocent person who just happens to be walking underneath it.

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